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In pictures: Celebrating the Nine Elms food chain

Grace Akanni Smith from The Black Cab Coffee Co

Published on
November 2, 2020

Pictured above: Grace Akanni Smith at The Black Cab Coffee Co, watch Grace and Matteo’s films here.

The role of Nine Elms in the food supply chain of London has never been more important than during the current pandemic.

From market traders to food manufacturers and cafe owners, everyone’s contribution is vital to keep the area fed.

This autumn we went out and about with Chocolate Films to photograph and film just some of the many people who work in food-related industries in Nine Elms. The project helps to recognise and thank so many people who have been working hard to ensure that food reaches consumers’ plates across Wandsworth and across London.

Fabienne Dormeuil at Megan’s, Battersea Power Station

Watch Fabienne’s film here.

Glyn Gordon at Eaten Alive

Watch Glyn’s film here.

Subhani Ahmad at West Green Foods, New Covent Garden Market

Watch Subhani’s film here.

Hadas Hagos at Waste Not Want Not holding aubergine's wearing a facemask

Hadas Hagos at Waste Not Want Not Battersea

Watch Hadas’ film here.

Elies Salva Ruiz de Villegas at Linnaean

Watch Elies’ film here. 

Eduardo Caetano at Cafe Santacruzense

Watch Eduardo’s film here.

Nine Elms is home to New Covent Garden Market, as well as numerous cafes, restaurants and food-related businesses. Food entrepreneurs use workspace in the Food Exchange, and residents and visitors drink and dine at venues around Embassy Gardens and Circus West Village at Battersea Power Station.

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